Danish businessman co-launched IPR network in Thailand

The fight against some Thai companies’ blatant disrespect for foreign companies’ intellectual property rights changed gear on 27 February 2003 when Danish businessman Tom Sorensen and EU ambassador Klauspeter Schmallenbach launched a joint public/private body to improve the protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Thailand.       Previously, private companies have mainly been on their…

Danida sponsors port waste management workshop in Malaysia

Danish International Development Agency (Danida) in February sponsored a regional workshop on Port Waste Management Plan held at Concorde Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, attended by delegates from 10 member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).       The workshop was aimed at encouraging discussions among ASEAN countries that would help promote regional…

Give to the poor instead…

Many expats in Thailand tend to talk about themselves and what they are doing in a vivid and selling way. That is not the case with Swedish vicar Ulf Claesson. He is a modest man. A humble person who thinks before he speaks. So it is not very surprising that he does not want any…

Jordan toothbrush up 27% in Thailand

The Norwegian toothbrush brand Jordan last year achieved a 27% growth from 2001. The Norwegian toothbrush brand Jordan has enjoyed double-digit growths year by year in Thailand and aims to keep growing at a similarly strong momentum this year.      “Jordan toothbrush is now number three in the upper-premium segment. The brand is enjoying double-digit growth…

Ericsson expects flat earnings

Ericsson (Thailand) projects its revenue to decline for the second consecutive year due to global sluggishness in the information technology industry, Bangkok Post reported on February 21.      Lars Bjorkenor, president of the Thai unit of Swedish Telecommunications equipment supplier Ericsson, said the local operator expected revenue would decrease slightly from 10 billion baht posted last…